Hey Everyone, I recently discovered this video produced by UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Weekend” about what genealogists can find at the North Carolina State Archives, hosted by Julia Carpenter.  This story talks about what you can find in person, some of our state treasures, and what can be found online atContinue Reading

As you begin your quest for your ancestors, here are a few tips you should know from the start. Stay organized.  If you make an effort to stay organized from the start, years from now when you or others retrace your steps, keeping your files and notes organized can beContinue Reading

Alamance (Formed in 1849) Albemarle (Formed in 1664, Abolished 1739) Alexander (Formed in 1847) Alleghany (Formed in 1859) Anson (Formed in 1750) Ashe (Formed in 1799) Avery (Formed in 1911) Bath (Formed in 1696, Abolished 1739) Beaufort (Formed in 1705) Bertie (Formed in 1722) Bladen (Formed in 1734) Brunswick (Formed in 1764) Buncombe (Formed in 1791) Burke (Formed in 1777) ButeContinue Reading

Online is a book called Reminiscences of Randolph County, [North Carolina] written by J.A. Blair in 1890. This book is available for free online at the Internet Archive and can be read page by page on the archive.org website. It can be very helpful in researching Randolph County ancestors, especially sinceContinue Reading

Quakers have called North Carolina home since the late 1600’s. Randolph County has a “Friends” church called Back Creek Monthly Meeting that began in 1789. It is still active today. While visiting the cemetery, looking for Henley ancestors, I captured many images of both the church and some of theContinue Reading

The Journey Begins! Thanks for joining me. This is the beginning of a new adventure in genealogical/historical reporting and education through video and blogs. Why am I doing this?  Between my ancestors and my husbands (to date) we have an ancestor in 57 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Continue Reading